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Psychology and Gender

Psychology and Gender
An Introduction

  • Sadhana Natu - Associate professor, Department of Psychology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Savitribai Phule Pune University
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Psychology of Gender

August 2021 | 288 pages | SAGE Texts
A first-of-its-kind textbook, which provides an understanding of the connection between psychology and gender, and their impact on each other.

The field of ‘psychology and gender’ is an uneven, contentious and contested terrain, and the book tries to engage the readers with this challenging field. Going beyond treating ‘gender’ as a mere demographic variable, it talks about the impact of gender on various branches of psychology and unpacks themes, debates and controversies related to these concepts. Psychology and Gender: An Introduction also examines, critiques and debunks some of the major theoretical premises of mainstream psychology and looks at how these theories speak to gender- related issues. Besides this, important concepts such as gender role development and interpersonal relationships have been explored through multidisciplinary mode, cutting across qualifiers of caste, class, genders, sexualities, race and region. 

This textbook will appeal to students of psychology and gender studies, teachers, practitioners and those working specifically on engendering psychology.

Key Features:

• Underscores intersectional nature of gender, instead of equating it only with women and that too middle-class women 

• Discussions and explanations offer balanced focus on the global and the local variables and issues  
• Chapters aided by case highlights, key insights, mid-chapter exercises, illustrations and tables to underscore the complexities and nuances of various concepts and theories
Foreword by Janak Pandey
Foreword by Anagha Tambe
About the Book
Basic Concepts in Psychology and Gender
Psychological and Other Theories of Gender Role Development
Relationships and Gender
Developmental Psychology and Gender
Career, Work and Gender
Sexualities, Gender and Psychology
Feminist Psychotherapies
Gender and Mental Health
Way Forward


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ISBN: 9789391370268